AAS 2021 VIRTUAL Annual Conference – Association for Asian Studies

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AAS 2021 VIRTUAL Annual Conference – March 21-26, 2021

The AAS is excited to welcome you to the 2021 Annual Conference, a virtual event. No matter where you are in the world, immerse yourself into the latest research, information and resources in Asian Studies while networking with colleagues from all over the globe.

All conference sessions and activities can be accessed via our Eventscribe Live Platform. The schedule is open for public viewing. However, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to view and participate in all sessions and most special events (click here for details).

Below are listed organized panel sessions about Vietnamese studies:

  1. Biopolitical Vietnam –  Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:30pm


    • Drugs, Detox and the Colonial Biopolitics of Addiction in French Indochina
      Claire Edington – University of California, San Diego
    • “Leaves Falling Back to Their Roots”: Chinese Migrants, Repatriations of Remains, and Colonial Modernity in French Cochinchina, 1892-1893.
      Anh Sy Huy Le – Michigan State University
    • Biopolitics in Transition: Explaining Poverty’s Causes in Socialist and Post-Socialist Vietnam
      Martha Lincoln – San Francisco State University
    • Psychopharmaceutical Adherence and Family Caregivers in Postreform Vietnam
      Allen Tran – Bucknell University
  1. Realms of Identities:Contesting the Boundaries of Race, Culture and Space in Colonial Vietnam (1890-1954)Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 8:30am – 10:00am


    • “His Heart Is a Sack of Piasters”: Colons and the Perils of Chinese Immigrants’ Economic Competition in French Indochina
      Micheline R. Lessard – University of Ottawa
    • Unheeded Warnings: Japanese Imperial Designs and French Colonial Disregard of Vietnamese Concerns about the Paracel Islands, 1930-1938
      Hoa Tran Thi Phuong – Institute of History (Vietnam)
    • The Reception of Gandhism in Vietnam Between 1919 and 1948
      Guy Dondo – University of Ottawa
  2. Vietnamese Literature and Subcultural Lives: Recovering Voices of the Past – Thursday, March 25, 2021, 3:00pm – 4:30pm


    • Examining Deaf Education in Colonial Vietnam: The Lai Thieu School for the Deaf
      Eileen Vo – Gallaudet University
    • Socialist Economic Crime and Romantic Anticapitalism
      Trinh Luu – University of California, Berkeley
    • LGBTQ Voices in Vietnamese Literature
      Richard Quang-Anh Tran – Ca’Foscari University of Venice
  3. Non-State Actors in Vietnam and the Diaspora during the Long Cold War – Friday, March 26, 2021, 8:30am – 10:00am


    • War by Improvisation: Civil Warfare, Irregular Military Forces, and Cold War Politics in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam, 1945-1963
      Edward Miller – Dartmouth College
    • Bring the Viet Kieu Back Home to Sustain National Security: The Thai Red Cross Society’s Mission, Politics of Evacuation and the Ambiguous Diplomacy between Thailand and the Two Vietnamese Republics, 1955-1975
      Morragotwong Phumplab – National University of Singapore
    • The “Vietnamization” of the Hoa in the Republic of Vietnam (1955-1975)
      Alvin K. Bui – University of Washington
    • Return of the Prodigious Sons: Emigre Contributions to Vietnam’s Economic Revival, 1985-1995
      Hoang Vu – Cornell University